Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 84
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bookerb1047 if you find strait ones they are great.
I left these on the garage floor for a month. When i lifted them up there was mold under them. While assembling the retaining wall i noticed alot of these were not strait and some were bowed badly. Note: do not leave directly on concrete.
June 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ibelimb Decent quality landscape timber
I used this timber to frame out a flower box in my garden. The pieces in the store varied in quality and color so I had to dig through and find pieces that matched and were in decent shape. But otherwise the wood was uniform in shape and size. I am very happy with the look and it was an easy way to spruce up the look of my garden.
April 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TommaDude Not The Best Quality
I bought 12 of these timbers for gardening purposes. I had to sort through the inventory to make sure they were reasonably straight. Disappointed in the consistency of the planed sides. Some were evenly planed on both sides, some were narrower on one side, wider on the other. Some of the timbers were split badly and the moisture content varied greatly. I'm hoping the "wetter" ones won't bow or twist as they dry out. The only reason I purchased these is because I only have a hatchback and not a truck and the HD store is only 5 minutes from my home.
May 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by baaahhramu603 Not as good as Lowes...
My local home depot ran out of landscaping timbers so I went to lowes to get the rest of what i needed. I was using these timbers to build 5 raised vegetables gardens. I built the first two gardens with the lowes wood and the other 3 with home depot wood. Lowes timbers were much drier, a third the weight and more consistent in shape, also the wood was softer so it was easy to screw together. A month has gone by and the home depot gardens are splitting like crazy and the Lowes ones haven't split at all. Also HD'S landscaping timbers are smaller in diameter.
May 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rainydog Landscape boarder
Replaced my landscape timber in front yard at roadway. Used 6 in nails, roofing tar between each timber to seal and 2 ft rebarb to secure in ground. I went 5 high. Make sure you pencil mark on the outside of each timber where you nailed together to make the spot. This is important so when you go to the next row you don't nail the same location. Also, the roofing tar covers easy with the brown/gold paint. I drilled threw the timbers with a 1/4 long drill bit and then placed on ground and hammered into ground on location.
November 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3242 Overall, a good buy
Bot 30 for use as garden boxes after I called HD and it was confirmed they are safe for veg gardens. Per reviews, I coated bottom timber with plastic roof cement. Actual size was 3 1/4" rounded edge to rounded edge, 2 1/2" flat side to flat side, and 95 1/2" length, not full 8'. I ordered on-line, order was ready for p/up next day, and only 1 of the 30 had any significant bow (about 2' could not be used). Seem comparable to other stores' product, but the $1.98 sale price made these really good buy.
April 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Munch CAN'T touch the ground
I placed 10 of these in the ground to use, not as fense posts, but as end supports for a raspberry trellis. It's only been 3 years and i wiggled one and separated it from the portion of it that was imbedded in the ground. I would expect something pressure treated and meant for the outdoors, and certainly with the purpose of being in contact with the ground like a "landscape tie," that they would hold up much longer. Now I'm upset that I will eventually have to replace all of the posts I put in. What a pain. Instead, go with a more expensive and more permanent solution which is structural PT 4x4, which while it costs more, is well worth the future trouble of dealing with failing posts. I don't know whether I should do the job over again right now, or risk having winds break the posts, knock down the trellis, and destroy my raspberries. OW well.
March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TileToolJim Just select the straight ones and go
Let me first say the value makes a big difference. When a THD competitor put them on sale, I went to HD.COM to see my local store's price and was happy to see my store had a special buy pricing that matched the competitor and saved me 50%. THD came through for me as usual and can for you if you use HD.COM to shop wisely, do your research and jump on value offers.
Some reviews speak to the timbers not being straight. While it is the nature of these timbers to warp, I find if you select straight ones in the store they are more likely to stay straighter in you landscaping. But when you pay the discounted price that I paid, I don't mind if some warp. When I do get one with excessive warping, I just cut the 8' timber in half and the warp is less noticeable. I also lay mine on the ground next to my grass which is higher, which I think is better than burying a little which may accelerate the rotting some reviews mention. These timbers last for years for me in Southeast Florida with twice weekly sprinklers and the summer rains of Florida.
The best part is how nice they make the yard look. They really make the landscaping pop out.
June 1, 2015